In short: VERY undulating but a great atmosphere carries you along In full: Made even better by the forum marquee! Took almost as long to get out of the car park though. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: beautiful scenery and friendly runners In full: Fabulous place to run, and the hill was fun. Nice gentle downhill 1km to the end. Agree with others about lack of water and bathroom facilities though. Definitely recommend it just to run through the lovely park. Very friendly runners to chat to in the race, and they all tracked me down at the end to see how I went - really nice. Even found a fellow Kiwi. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: was my first time in a big field ill know better next time In full: people walking after only 2 km was a bit much specially when your trying to get round them seem to spend the whole run passing people who kept slowing down for some reason. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Beautiful scenary and friendly runners - who could ask for more? In full: First time I've come by car, and I think I'll go back to the train next year as 2500 cars and one gate is always going to be a problem! Apart from that minor niggle, the race itself is excellant, well marshalled (thanks all!) and through some of the best scenary of any 1/2M. Well done the organisers (again!) Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: most fun i've had in a hairy, sweaty, black suit! In full: This was the most fun race i've done in a long time. Totally manic atmosphere but what a laugh. I spent most of my time running behind a guy called Elton Kong... so if you're out there, good on ya mate! A great worth while charity, very well organized and a great day out... cheers guys.
will be back next year for sure Phil Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Wow! Very tough, not a flat bit in sight and very windy! In full: This was my first half as part of my training for NY. Should probably have chosen a flatter race! It was very hilly and made even more challenging by the vers strong winds that at times made it hard to breathe. Extremely well organised race, very friendly people, great goody bag! The scenery was breathtaking, it was what kept me going! Will definitely do it again next year in the hope of less wind and no back ache... so a better time! Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Though a first timer, I realy enjoyed the whole event. In full: Excellent facilities, loads of drink stations, wonderful scenery, heart lifting support but a truly challenging course A brilliant day. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: fast, flat ,good organisation what more could you want! In full: i ran the frist Swansea Bay 25 years ago and have nearly always enjoyed it ! Km marked - if anything too fast on the way out so you struggle back . Finishing organsiastion is excekllent and childrens races firsat -something for everyone Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Pleasant village race with lovely atmosphere In full: The course is an out and back course starting/finishing at the village school. Lacey Green is on (top of) a hill, so the route is flat and as a consequence there is a prospect for a decent time.
The field is made up from club runners, casual runners, parents and kids. It was smashing to see the pre-teens taking part and doing rather well too. The young lad who went flying past me at about 4K has a particularly promising career ahead. Or maybe its that I'm just not as young/quick as I'd like to think!
Organisation was good enough, and there was even a BBQ afterwards. Though there were plenty of cars around, this was due to a function at the church opposite, and hardly the organisers fault.
It was announced that there were 145 entrants, against a limit of 150. I'd recommend entering in advance next year to be assured of a place. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Excellent overall - can't wait till next year In full: My first half marathon, in my home town (tho don't live there now)so wanted to support it and I wasn't diasappointed. Organisation was excellent with plenty of water stations. Only critisism would be lack of mile markers until mile 5 and friends/family moaned about lack of signs at beginning of road closures. I hope this becomes a regular race - it makes me proud to be a Cov-ite! Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Had a really enjoyable experience. In full: I found the hills to be more demanding than I had anticipated but the glorious weather and beautiful course made up for this. There was ample support and lots of drinks and sponge stations. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Gorilla Friendly! In full: Well done Helen et al for putting on such a good race in the first running of the Lady Godiva Cov Half. Excellent support on the course, tough route. Highlight has to be a cheeky monkey kiss from Pru 'Lady Godiva' herself as I crossed the finish line. See you next year, Andy Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: I thought the some of the hills were tough until I tried to get out the car park,,! In full: 3 months out through injury didn't help but next year, fingers crossed, I'll get some training in.. Thanks to all those involved!! Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Found new hills in my hometown In full: Excellent organisation. Plenty of water. Proud of the locals' support (thanks to the hose man!). Not too much to shout about in Coventry but this event can only help. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Definitely worth a visit to Coventry In full: The hills were tough, the scenery good, and the organisation was fantastic. Looking forward to doing it again next year. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: A Really satisfying challenge In full: A "village fete" atmosphere gives this Summer event a welcoming flavour. Good marshalling and signposting with plenty of water and sponge stations. These are very important as the weather was hot ( once again). The course seems quite demanding, with some long ascents, but the course does go through some really pleasant countryside. A very nice goody bag, including an excellent T-Shirt. Date of review: September 25, 2005